Saturday, September 1, 2012

Halloween Spooktacular Blog Hop

Welcome to the annual Halloween Spooktacular Banner Hop for Special Needs Children!
I am delighted to join with more than 3 dozen other women who have each made at least one Halloween-themed banner that will be donated to hang in the room of a medically-fragile child at Pediatric Specialty Care in Pennsylvania.
Our Hop Hostess (Ellen CardMonkey Jarvis) works at PSC’s Bucks County site as Admissions Coordinator. The Banner Hop starts there, so please be sure to circle back to the beginning to see all of the terrific banners have been made for these very special children.

Ellen shared this information with us about Pediatric Specialty Care: “PSC is a very special place where children stay either long- or short-term, typically after hospitalization.  Most are dependent on ventilators and other technology to survive. Some have been born too early or with genetic diseases or birth injuries.  Other children suffer injuries later in life that require constant care later, including brain injuries from trauma or loss of oxygen (from choking, suffocation or drowning) and spinal cord injuries.

These children and their families -- and PSC’s staff -- will be thrilled to receive the Halloween banners, to help brighten the season when their friends and siblings will be out trick-or-treating.”
Here is the banner I am sending to a child at PSC:

                                                              First side of banner.
                                                Close up to the left of the 1st side of banner.
                                                      Close up of middle section.
                                              Close up of the right section of the1st side.
                                                             Second side of banner.
                                              Close up of the right section of the second side.
                                                      Close up of the middle section.
                                      Close up of the left section of the second side of the banner.

   Hello, My banner is double sided. I used Paper Piecing files from Scrapping With Lisa. I used  Halloween Banner, Scarecrow, Ghostly Manor, Trick or Treater Kids, Jack O'Lanterns, and Crow with Pumpkin. You can find them in the fall and the Halloween sections of the store. Here is the link to Lisa's store  Thank you Lisa for making the Halloween Banner file for me for this hop. i appreciate all the work you put into the creation of all the files I used.

    The Halloween prints are digital papers by Create with TLC. Love them a lot. Here is the link to Paulette's store  Thank you Paulette for giving them to me to us for this banner. Some child will be really happy.

   The orange and black papers are by Recollections. The Ribbon is by Celebrate It Halloween collection.

   Stickles and stardust clear Gelly Roll Pen were used on the images. I added Google Eyes to some using Glue Dot Minis so they won't come off. ATG runner, Glue Dots, and Zig glue pen are the adhesives used.

  The banner pieces are 5" x 71/2". The printed papers are 4" x 6".

I have blog candy for someone who comments and leaves me their e-mail to contact them. It is a Birthday Stamp set by Doodlebug. I opened the package to get a good photo. These are brand new.
    Remember to leave a comment and e-mail where I can contact you. I will ship to USA and Canada only.

This Hop is two days (Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2), and on each day you will see different banners. Be sure to visit on both days to see the truly inspirational work of these generous bloggers, and leave some love (comments) on as many sites as you can – because if you do, you can up your chances to win some Spooktacular blog candy, including from these sponsors:
(Sponsor info to come, ASAP)...
Lisa Peters:
Lucy Kelleher:
Stampin’ Up:
Happy Scrappy:
To qualify, all you have to do is leave at least one comment on our Hostess’s site (www.cardmonkeyspaperjungle) to name which banner spoke to you – ghostly or not!  What made it appealing to you?  Leave additional comments on as many banner makers’ sites as you’d like for extra chances to win!  Prize winners will be announced on Monday, September 3 on the CardMonkey site, where there will be a round-up of all of the Spooktacular banners for 2012.

Please move on your way to the next stop, which is: Shawnee Thank you again for visiting!

Here is the complete line up for you.

Saturday September1st

1- Ellen ♥ CardMonkey -

                   Sunday September 2nd

  1. Ellen ♥ CardMonkey -
  2. Sandie Dunne -
  3. Ashley -
  4. Lucy ~
  5. Dena ~
  6. Yvette ~
  7. Jamie ~
  8. Nancie ~
  9. Beth ~
  10. Erica ~
  11. Jearise ~
  12. Jenny -
  13. Lisa T.-
  14. Robin ~
  15. Jessica S ~
  16. Lori A ~
  17. Jenny D. ~
  18. Linda Simpson -
  19. Beckie ~
  20. Scrappin Madge:
  21. Jennifer R ~
  22. Debbie T ~
  23. Tami McD ~
  24.  Susan ~


Ellen Jarvis said...

Oh, Edwina -- As usual, your banner is simply delightful! It is so artistic and beautiful, made two sided to enjoy from either side. I have been truly blessed to have you in my life -- thank you for your kindnesses and for your friendship. You are a dear!!

May you be blessed for all the kind things you do!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

the PaperTemptress said...

Just love the characters on your banner, I think my favorite is the little candy corn boy, tooo cute!
the PaperTemptress

Mary-Anne V said...

that is one cute how each is unique with a different image. jeandonny2000 at hotmail dot com

Susan Martin said...

Gorgeous Banner!!! All of the characters.. they are wonderful!! I know the children will love this!

Anonymous said...

So much love went into this banner. Each piece so cute. Love that you made it double sided. Double the fun!chelsea499ataoldotcom

silvia said...

Cute banner!! I LOVE that it is 2-sided!!

sillyscrap at aol dot com

craftaholic said...

Awesome banner Edwina!! Love that it is double sided so it can be hung then turned around, so it looks like a new banner!! Great Idea!! I am a new follower here and a friend over on Facebook!! TFS!!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Lori Apgar said...

Adorable banner!!! And double sided too?!? I feel like a slacker :) I am a follower of you and thank you for the chance to win a prize! lori.apgar @

CreatewithTlc said...

Your banner is awesome~! What a lot of work....such a great decoration.

Pammejo said...

beautiful banner, love that it is two sided, great idea. TFS Hugs Pammejo

Vicky said...
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Vicky said...

too cute love the halloween colors well done, the kids will love it.

M&Ddesigns said...

Edwina: I really like the Halloween digital paper prints, they are bright & cheery. The paper piecings are cute; my favorites are the scarecrow boy & the pumpkin girl.

We're glad to be a part of the hop with you! ~Beth & Emily

Gloria Westerman said...

How bright and cheerful for sure....tfs

Tambo said...

Edwina, What an adorable banner! I love all the kid characters dressed up in their costumes. The dog one is so fun. You will be making a child very delighted when this is hanging in his/her room. tfs Tami
tambo1010 at comcast dot net
Tambo's Creations!

Kristina said...

Wow that is a hug line up!! That's awesome that all you girls are making banners for such a worthily cause! Edwina, your banner is just awesome! I love all your critters you put on there! This is so special looking! Some lucky kid is just going to adore this! What great work and love you put into creating such a fab piece! Much love to you my friend!

jennifer said...

cute banner

Shawnee said...

Very cute. Lisa's files are perfect for this banner. Great job!

Jessica S said...

Love all the different pumpkin faces on your banner. Great background paper on each panel too. Adorable Job! So happy to he hopping with you.
Jessica S

Jenny said...

Simple clean and fun! Love those Halloween papers and colors on your banner!

Janet said...

Edwina your banner is absolutely adorable the images are perfect and the paper is lots of color an fun designs!! Great creation!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

lorby said...

What a bright and cheerful banner. Some child's face will light up when they hang this over his/her bed.